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Department of Science, Technology and Standards

Major Responsibilities:

Be responsible for environmental scientific and technological development and advances; organize the formulation of policies, programs and plans for environmental science and technology; organize key science and technology programs for environmental protection and key demonstration projects in this field; organize the research on key scientific and technological issues on environmental protection and the risk assessment of new kinds of environmental problems; coordinate and organize tasks related to national key science and technology programs such as national program on control and treatment of water pollution; manage the environmental scientific and technological findings; guide the affiliated institutions in their scientific and technological work; be responsible for institutional restructuring of environmental science and technology; organize the establishment of ministerial-level key laboratories and engineering technology centers; organize the drafting and issuance of national environmental benchmarks, standards, specifications, and pollution prevention and control technologies and policies; be responsible for putting on records local environmental protection standards; facilitate the establishment of national environmental technology management system; manage the certification of eco-labels; establish the system to certify the qualifications of environmental facility operating entities; guide and promote the work related to circular economy, cleaner production and development of environmental industry, green consumption and government green procurement; participate in organizing and coordinating tasks for response to climate change; organize and manage tasks on environment and health; be responsible for the routine work of National Environment Advisory Committee and MEP Science and Technology Committee.

  Internal Structure: 

  1. Division of General Affairs

  2. Division of Science and Technology

  3. Division of Environmental Standards

  4. Division of Environmental Technology

  5. Division of Environmental Health (Division of Climate Change Adaptation)

(This English version is for your reference only.In case any discrepancy exists between the Chinese and English context, the Chinese version shall prevail.)

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